Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 18:47:13 -0400 From: Allan Metcalf Subject: NEH action again This is a short message, followed by a long directory, from our Washington connection the National Humanities Alliance. I post it for the same reasons as before: NEH funding is significant to our field in the U.S.; and whatever your view, you might want to make it heard while it is timely. The directory might also be of interest. - Allan Metcalf ************************************** 11 July 1995 MEMORANDUM TO: NHA Members and Friends =46R: John Hammer and Cuc Vu RE: Alert on Upcoming Vote on NEH Budget in the House REQUESTED ACTION: Telephone calls from constituents to swing voters on NEH in the Interior Appropriations bill are needed. The swing voter list has been developed from voting records in the 103rd Congress and a key vote last spring on increasing the rescission for the arts endowment (for freshmen members only last spring's vote is available). The list is imperfect but nonetheless a useful guide to where votes can be captured. To aid in identifying member=A9constituents who might make telephone calls, we have included a selection of higher education institutions in each Congressional district. MESSAGE: Support the Appropriations Committee recommendations for the endowments. Please to not support amendments that would further reduce budgets or in other ways weaken the endowments. BACKGROUND: On June 29, the Appropriations Committee decided upon a budget levels for the two endowments of $99.5 million, a reduction of 42% for NEH and 39% for NEA. While these are not great numbers, if the House votes for a FY96 Interior budget that includes these sums for NEH and NEA (and IMS is in for $21 million), the possibility of emerging from a conference with something closer to present levels ($177 million for NEH, $167 million for NEA) is significantly improved. Today, the House Rules Committee will act upon a request from Ralph Regula (R-OH 16th) for a waiver on the rules for debate on the FY1996 appropriations bill for Interior and Related Agencies. If granted, the waiver will mean that the endowments can not be removed from the budget on a point of order that they are not authorized. A factor favoring the committee acting favorably is that the Bureau of Land Management is also not authorized and therefore must have a waiver. The fact that Mr. Regula is requesting the waiver, which will be accompanied by a letter of support from Rep. William Goodling (R-PA 19th) the chair of the authorizing committee, is a significant step forward for the endowments. Also. a GOP staffer says that Rep. Robert Livingston (R-LA 1st), the appropriations chair, "does not object" to Mr. Regula's seeking the waiver. While one suspects that a deal has already been struck, the absence due to health problems of the ranking minority member Joseph Moakley (D-MA 9th) could affect the outcome. If the Rules Committee does not agree to the waiver, the telephone calls (and message) are still needed. Three appropriations bills are scheduled to go to the House floor this week beginning on Wednesday: Energy, Interior, and Agriculture. The earliest the interior would be taken up is probably Thursday. At least three amendments affecting the endowments are expected: Joel Hefley (R-CO 5th) would terminate NEH, Phil Crane (R-IL 8th) would terminate the arts endowment (this bill has been offered annually since the late 1980s), and Cliff Stearns (R-FL 6th) to further cut the endowment budgets, probably by 10% this year. As possible, we at the National Humanities Alliance are interested in learning about contacts made on this issue. Please telephone at 202/296-4994; Fax at 202/872-0884; or e-mail: jhammer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or : cuc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ___________________________________________________________________________ HOUSE SWING VOTES - HOUSE SWING VOTES - HOUSE SWING VOTES STATE & NAME & PHONE SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D *ARIZONA* John Shadegg (R-AZ-4) Arizona St. Univ. West 202-225-3361 Gran Canyon Univ. Southwestern College Western Int'l Univ. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ-5) Cochise College 202-225-2542 Eastern Arizona College Tucson College University of Arizona *CALIFORNIA* Brian Billbray (R-CA-49) CA Western School of Law 202-225-2040 National University Pt. Loma Nazarene College San Diego Mesa College UC, San Diego University of San Diego Western St. U. 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